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Getting On and Off Equipment

An operator of a front end loader climbed down from the cab, lost his footing and fell to the ground.  This fall resulted in sprained ankle.

It is important to remember these tips:

  • Always use the 3 point contact method when getting on and off the equipment
  • Face the equipment when climbing on and off the equipment
  • Be aware of your steps and handholds for mud or other slippery conditions
  • Wear footwear that provides support and traction
  • Set the parking brake to prevent movement of the equipment
  • Keep work areas clean and free of waste such as:
    • Scraps
    • Extra materials
    • Garbage